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December 5, 2022 Sam & Jak open new pub in Stratton Cirencester
After the huge success of their restaurant in Cirencester, Sam & Jak are taking over the running of the Plough inn in Stratton, they wanted a simple identity that reflected this popular local pub. They will be serving proper classic pub food and big family-sharing dishes. The branding was taken across signage and menus.
New Wave gets new look for brasserie in Lechlade
New Wave is the dream of New Wave Directors Tim & Maisie Boyd and Bob Parkinson (Bibendum, Made By Bob fame) to bring a unique Modern British fish and seafood brasserie to the heart of Cotswolds.
New Wave combines a delicious and eclectic mix of tastes, with inspirations from Thai, Mexican and Spanish influences and classic French cooking. Made with daily fish and seafood catches from our British coastline. Platters of oysters and lobsters, delicate sharing plates, robust fish soups, fish Laska and soft shell crab can be found on the menu. The new branding was taken across signage, uniforms, menus and livery.
February 4, 2021 The British Hemp Company launches new branding
The British Hemp company run by Stephen Glover has launched a new website, with branding and packaging from AMD.
The British Hemp Company is the brainchild of MD Steve Glover, who set up the multiple award winning Severn Project in Bristol to provide education training and employment for socially excluded individuals through the commercial production of salads and herbs.
An accidental farmer, he quickly learned how to grow salad and herbs, and the business grew. Twelve years later, he applied for an industrial hemp license from the Home Office, and the Severn Project soon diversified into hemp juice. However, without the right team around him, his plans stalled. Undeterred, and with a few valuable lessons under his belt, Steve used his knowledge of all things hemp to set up a consultancy, working with UK hemp farmers. This experience helped create a vision that led to the formation of The British Hemp Company…
November 9, 2020 Burford Bookshop: New Owner – New Look
Kim Harvey’s lifelong ambition to own a bookshop became a reality when she took over the ownership of The Madhatter Bookshop in Burford. Kim wanted to keep the name and some reference to the Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland but have a bold, striking and modern identity rather than a whimsical one that would stand out on the busy Burford high street.
Cotswold Challenge Launched
When lockdown happened at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, Allison Murray Design joined forces with four other Cotswold philanthropic professionals to challenge the creativity of local Cotswold students missing out on GCSEs and A-Levels. We found sponsors, funding and judges for three Awards: Innovation, Creative Writing and Art and Design to launch The Cotswold Challenge. This became an inspirational and innovative competition for 16-19 year olds.
By the time the competition closed on 1st June we had received more than 500 entries. I have now worked alongside Bulldog Website Design to create The Cotswold Challenge Showcase an online exhibition of the winners and commended students work.
February 7, 2020 Sam & Jak are cooking!
New identity created for Sam & Jak for their catering and cheffing business. The identity which uses the Ampersand to reinforce their culinary partnership has been taken across signage, vans, stationery menus and their uniforms.
Business person of the year
I am very proud to have won business person of the year at the FLB awards recently. The Judges felt that Allison epitomised what was great about both living and creating a successful business in this corner of the Cotswolds, bringing her extensive experience of working for top London design agencies to help local entrepreneurs create dynamic and meaningful brands. Many of those identities you see every day have been designed and implemented by Allison; Made By Bob, Thyme at Southrop, Butler Sherborn, Lynwood & Co and Fairford! Her business is all word of mouth recommendations and she also works to encourage young people into the industry through the school career circuit. The judges were extremely impressed with the scale of her business and Allison’s ethos. Nice words.
February 6, 2019 Village Bakery launch Gluten Freedom range
Village Bakery launch AMD designed Gluten freedom range to the world. “Bread as good has it makes you feel”.
Lynwood & Co wins Business of the Year
Lynwood & Co seem to be going from strength to strength with a fourth premises in the pipeline, the cafe were also crowned Business of the Year at Fairford and Lechlade business awards. Well done.
Little Bears Bakery a winner
Little Bears bakery wins best new business at the Fairford & Lechlade business awards this year. Many congratulations to Liz and pleased to see the AMD branding working strongly for you.